The first ½ hour of today’s program consists of Andean music with two major interpreters: Ernesto Cavour and Raymond Thevenot. The second ½ hour presents some Portuguese Fados and a couple of examples of music from Al-Andalus and the Sephardic tradition. The last ½ hour includes music from Mexico and the last 15 minutes present a text by the Mexican writer Vicente Leñero read by Leñero himself.
In a sort of cross-pollination, today the last 15 minutes of “Womenfolk” (Encuentro’s preceding program) and the first 15 of Encuentro will be jointly hosted by Ellen and Gilberto. The rest of today’s music has a single theme: Soccer and the World Cup. The last 9 minutes present “Memorias de un wing derecho”, a short story by the Argentinean Roberto Fontanarrosa read by Alejandro Apo.
The first ½ hour has the theme “fathers and fatherhood”. The second ½ hour honors the memory of two great and essential voices that left us within the last couple of days: José Saramago, from Portugal, and Carlos Monsiváis, from Mexico. The last 12 minutes of the program include the reading of a short story by Juan Rulfo: “No oyes ladrar los perros”.
The first hour presents music from Mexico, Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay (“Los Octavistas” from The World Cup). The last ½ hour includes some Mexican “boleros” and, during the last 12 minutes, presents a text by Carlos Monsiváis, read by Monsiváis himself.